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Model afloat619 viewsThis model of the 1962 Comet replica was made by Helensburgh and District Modellers Club, and a member is seen launching it beside the pier during the bicentenary celebrations in Helensburgh on Saturday August 4 2012. Subsequently the club donated the model to Helensburgh Heritage Trust for display in the Heritage Centre in Helensburgh Library in West King Street. Photo by David Ronald.
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Little and large607 viewsHMS Pursuer, a patrol boat from the Clyde Naval Base at Faslane, led the nautical procession from Rhu Marina to Helensburgh pier for the bicentenary celebrations on Saturday August 4 2012. Photo by Kenneth Speirs.
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Maid of the Loch753 viewsThis model of Loch Lomond's Maid of the Loch paddle steamer was sailed by Helensburgh and District Modellers Club off Helensburgh pier as part of the bicentenary celebrations on Saturday August 4 2012. Photo by Norman MacLeod.
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Mr Bell and a piper731 views'Mr Bell' is pictured with a youngster and a piper on Helensburgh pier during the bicentenary celebrations on Saturday August 4 2012. Photo by Davie Dewar.
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Henry Bell's Comet601 viewsA painting by well-known Helensburgh artist Neil Macleod of Henry Bell's Comet, Europe's first commercial steamship, which had its bicentenary in 2012. Image by courtesy of the owner, David McGowan. Both also permitted Helensburgh Heritage Trust to prepare a limited A3 print of the painting as part of the bicentenary celebrations.
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Bunting at obelisk623 viewsThe area around the Henry Bell obelisk in West Clyde Street, Helensburgh, was refurbished by Argyll and Bute Council in advance of the bicentenary celebrations on Saturday August 4 2012. Photo by John Urquhart.
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Sailpast655 viewsYachts and other vessels took part in a sailpast of Helensburgh pier as part of the bicentenary celebrations on Saturday August 4 2012. Photo by Kenneth Speirs.
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Crowded pier717 viewsHelensburgh pier is crowded as the bicentenary nautical flotilla approaches on Saturday August 4 2012. Photo by Kenneth Speirs.
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New panel618 views'Henry Bell' unveiled a new panel featuring information about the town, including references to himself and his ground breaking invention, on Helensburgh seafront as part of the bicentenary celebrations on Saturday August 4 2012. The panel replaces an earlier version which was one of ten put in place to encourage motorists to explore ‘The Clyde Sea Lochs Trail’, a scenic coastal route from Dumbarton via Cardoss, Helensburgh, Rhu, Garelochhead and the Rosneath Peninsula to Arrochar. Photo by John Urquhart.
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New panel642 views'Henry Bell' unveiled a new panel featuring information about the town, including references to himself and his ground breaking invention, on Helensburgh seafront as part of the bicentenary celebrations on Saturday August 4 2012. The panel replaces an earlier version which was one of ten put in place to encourage motorists to explore ‘The Clyde Sea Lochs Trail’, a scenic coastal route from Dumbarton via Cardoss, Helensburgh, Rhu, Garelochhead and the Rosneath Peninsula to Arrochar. Photo by John Urquhart.
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Rhu Bay86 viewsA 1933 image of a yacht sailing across Rhu Bay.
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Rescue boat609 viewsThe Rhu RNLI rescue boat gave a demonstration of a rescue as part of the bicentenary celebrations off Helensburgh pier on Saturday August 4 2012. Photo by David Speed.
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